SEPTEMBER 24, 2016


Local craft beer and art lovers got together on Saturday, October 10, from 1-5PM in sunny Santa Monica for the Beer, Art, & Music Festival, BAM Fest, presented by Whole Foods Market. Sipping over 100 brews from more than 40 local and national breweries each providing samples of their proudest brewing achievement. Seeing art made by visiting artists from Indonesia, Malaysia, Argentina, Spain, Denmark, and Taiwan. Swinging and jamming to local musicians. Soaking it all up with scrumptious meals from six food trucks. As a locally organized fundraising event, all proceeds benefit 18th Street Arts Center, a non-profit artist residency center. Support the arts by supporting the people who make art, the artists!


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As an artist residency program, 18th Street offers artists the time and space to create work. Since 1988 the Center has serviced over 450 artists from more than 50 countries. For BAM we have an amazing set of open studios, exhibitions, and art activities available.
Open Studios 1-3PM
Thomas James 1629, Blue Bldg, #3,
Bibi Kalthom 1629 Blue Bldg, #5
Dolores Erhart & Federico Dorado 1653, Red Bldg #7,
Chi Kai-Yuan 1659 Purple Bldg, A
Exhibitions on view 1-5PM / All day
Road to California 2015. Atrium Gallery, 1629 Blue Bldg
Artists: Heri Dono, Zakii Anwar, Putu Sutawijawa, and Kow Leong Kiang.
Brilliant Dilletantes. 1639 Lime Bldg, Main Gallery
Curated by the Goethe Institut.
Reliving. Highways Performance Space, 1651 Purple Bldg
Artists: Tony Brown, Gioj de Marco, and Julie Schustack
Artist Projects
The Nomad, Lot between Red and Purple Bldgs
Artist Dominique Moody, 1-5pm
The Nomad is a functional dwelling on wheels inspired and constructed from repurposed materials, will travels nomadically as a mobile artist in residence. It is a portrait of Moody’s personal, cultural, and family life.
Gentrification Jenga, Lot between Red and Purple Bldgs
Artists Alex White and Betty Marín, 2-4pm
Gentrification Genga will invite participants to play Jenga, while learning about the often misunderstood, but ubiquitous term gentrification.
Cry a River, Lot between Red and Purple Bldgs
Artist Claudia Borgna, 1:30-2:30pm; 3:30-4:30pm
Performance including tears and onions, raw materials sourced from different wells, to cry over the draught.
WINDOW imPRESSiONS, Lot between Red and Purple Bldgs
Artist Cheryl Walker, 1-5pm
My interactive stained glass window installations create chromatically saturated environments that energize unconventional spaces. The audience is invited to adhere and overlap unique hand cut translucent vinyl shapes to colorfully transform an ordinary window into a stained glass window where sunlight becomes a luminous collaborator.
Dish it Out, 1657, OTIS MFA Public Practice Program Studio
Artists: Artists Consuelo Velasco, Gina Valona, Margo Mullen, Raghubir Kintisch, and Yrneh Gabon, 2-4pm
Dish it Out will use as inspiration Artist Judy Chicago’s legendary Dinner Party which was produced in the 18th Street compound in 1974. The Dinner Party features 13 ceramic plates honoring important women in Western history. For BAM, participants will add a new plate to this remake edition of the Dinner Party.
Crash courses
1:30pm – History of a Beer Style: IPA, Curator’s Lounge, Blue Bldg
Tomm Carroll and Carl Townshed
2:30pm – How to Properly Taste and Judge a Beer, Curator’s Lounge, Blue Bldg
Tomm Carroll, Glenn Payne and Carl Townshed
3:30pm Brilliant Dilletantes Exhibition Walk-through, Main Gallery
Goethe Institut Media Librarian Stefan Kloo covering context, history, and impact of 1980s German subcultures on broader German society.


Come explore the art!

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Kow Leong Kiang SEOUL 6, Oil and Acrylic on Canvas, 142cm X 90cm, 2014 Walker_Cheryl-1-e1376413769911 1-1 Chi Kai-Yuan, Triangle Table, 2013, 2min 50sec, video installation
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18th Street Arts Center’s main stage at BAM this year is proud to present folk/soul singer songwriter Nick Shattuck

indie-folk quartet Heaps n’ Heaps

and the lively irish/americana band Whiskey Sunday

MC for the day is master percussionist and former 18th Street Arts Center Board Member Angel Luis Figueroa 

Come explore the music!

Nick Shattuck




When and where is the event being held?

October 10, 2015 | 1-5PM | 18th Street Arts Center

1639 18th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90404

What is the Beer Art & Music (BAM) Fest?

BAM Fest is a celebration of locally produced art, music and California’s finest craft beers – 40+ craft breweries, 3 bands, galleries, open artist studios and gourmet food trucks make up this one-of-a-kind event. All proceeds benefit 18th Street Arts Center, a Santa Monica 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. This is the liveliest and most cultured beer festival in Los Angeles. Beer, Art, and Music never sounded so fun! Produced by Tap & Cheer Events.

Who is 18th Street Arts Center?

18th Street Arts Center is the largest, continuously running artist residency program in Southern California. 18th Street encourages contemporary artists from around the globe to create new work within a supportive environment. We provide artists the space and time to take risks in ways that further the development of their practice. Our mission is to provoke public dialogue through contemporary art-making. We believe that the creative process is just as important as the outcome. Through our artist residencies we are a contemporary art hub that fosters inter-cultural collaboration and dialogue. 18th Street’s residencies, exhibitions, public events, talks, and publications encourage, showcase and support the creation of cutting-edge contemporary art, and foster collaboration and interaction between artists locally, nationally, and internationally.

Who can I contact if I have a question about the festival?

For questions relating to the event production or vendors, please contact Nicole Gordillo Schimpf For questions relating to sponsorship, please contact Serena Johnson For questions relating to media relations or marketing, please contact Nicole Rademacher

What does the ticket include?

Your ticket gets you a BAM Fest tasting glass with unlimited sampling, 4 hours of live music, exploration of artist studios and galleries, and the delight of drinking some of the best craft beers around–all while supporting an important non-profit organization. Support the arts by supporting artists!

How much do tickets cost?

Tickets range from $40-$50 depending on when you purchase your ticket.

Pre-sale: $40

General: $45

At Door: $50

How can I purchase tickets?

Get tickets on Eventbrite.

Please click  HERE  to purchase tickets.

How do I get there and where do I park?

Click  HERE  for directions and parking information.

So I hear there is a bike valet? True or False?

True!! And it is FREE!

Can I bring children?

Sorry. This is a strictly 21+ event. No one underage will be admitted.

Is there a DDP (Designated Driver Program)?

Yes, we sell Designated Driver Tickets at $20 per person. This just allows entry into the venue but no alcohol service and must be purchased at the door.

Is food included in the ticket?

Food is NOT included in your ticket, however there will be fantastic food trucks available for you to enjoy!

Can I bring my dog?

Sorry, no pets allowed. Service animals will be allowed as permitted by Federal law.

What beers do you have?

Check the icons above!!

How can my company become a sponsor?

Please visit our SPONSOR page or contact

How can I apply for a press credential?

Please e-mail for  press contact information. Please include your full information and qualifications.


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18th Street Arts Center is the largest artist residency program in Southern California. Our mission is to provoke public dialogue through contemporary art-making. 18th Street encourages contemporary artists from around the globe to create new work within a supportive environment. Your ticket to BAM Fest supports the arts in Santa Monica and beyond.
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